TIMOTHY’s TALE Katie Eary, London’s foremost up-and-coming menswear designer, has collaborated with photographer Fabien Kruszelnicki on a truly captivating story of real teenage life starring fledgling, yet formidable, model Timothy Kelleher. The tale is told through Eary’s A/W11 collection and set against the gritty monochromatic suburbs of the capital. Highly limited to only 200 hand-numbered copies, Timothy will be sold at Colette in Paris amongst other stores, reflecting Eary’s rising status within design circles.
Orientale* Launched at this year’s Venice Biennale, Orientale* is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions, supported by Guess, addressing cultural and social issues through contemporary art. Featuring Matthew Stone, Ali Kazma, Robert Montgomery and Giuseppe Stampone, the curators, Maurizio Bortolotti and Shwetal Patel, asked the artists to produce works examining the changing balance of power between the east and west. Matthew Stone uses Joseph Beuys’s notion of a borderless territory called Eurasia as the starting point for his piece. “It was an imaginal space, designed to poetically combine western pragmatism with the intuitive mysticism he identified in the east” he says. Dazed’s own Robert Montgomery will be towing an old fishing boat on the back of his car from London to Venice:
“The boat goes between the Palazzo Bauer and the Palladio Chiesa, with a sign that lights up a sunset and reads ‘ALL PALACES ARE TEMPORARY PALACES’. It’s a piece dedicated to the educated peasants of Asia and Europe rising up. For me, it echoes the voices of those in Egypt and Libya, but equally the voices of Britons against David Cameron and his attempts to re-entrench higher education as a luxury for the noble class.”
ORIENTALE* shows between July 2 – July 17
Party In The USA In a collaboration between the hard-working and the hard-wearing, New Yorkbased menswear designer Adam Kimmel joins forces with American workwear brand Carhartt, creating a newly engineered vision in modern craftsmanship for the everyday craftsman. This autumn witnesses the brand re-design itself with new textile frontiers such as denim moleskin. “I wanted to maintain that rugged Carhartt spirit, while adding my own silhouette and softening the fabric,” says the designer.
Amen To That With religion seemingly monopolised by HRH Gaga nowadays, there seem few who dare to bare their souls in the pursuit of cultural and spiritual enlightenment. Enter Visionaire magazine who alongside Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci have created the 60th issue of the American-based portfolio centred around the theme of religion. Featuring a host of guests, including Lara Stone, Carine Roitfeld and Christina Ricci, it is lavishly presented in a leather wrapped, hardbound book with a run of 3000 numbered copies: you better have an altar for a coffee table.
Clocking Off With the countdown officially begun to our summer vacays, there are few ways more pleasurable than to watch the hours pass with Welder’s new 2011 series, spawning the kickass K31 and K28 timepieces. The Italian brand has been pioneering new horological technologies since 2007, which has seen them emerge as a vying market leader in it’s four short years. Expect many sightings on the Riviera this summer.
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